The Last Scroll

ABOUT James Fricton

James Fricton
James Fricton is an author, researcher, and professor and maintains a clinical practice for patients with pain. He has published four books and over one hundred fifty articles. He applies the principals in the book to the care of his patients. He lives in Minnesota with his family. Author More...


A chance meeting with an old classmate leads Ryan Laughlin, a dedicated young physician, to an ancient Roman spa in a medieval village of Italy where researchers are studying two remarkable events that could change the course of history—a new technology that claims to measure the essence of life itself, the human spirit, and the final Dead Sea Scroll which was recently discovered in the West Bank.

The Last Scroll reveals universal truths about the nature of life through Seven Blessing but warns of Seven Plagues of the Beast that are emerging this century causing alarm and protests around the world.

While visiting the spa to learn these secrets and enjoy the food, wine, and culture of Italy, Ryan finds himself the target of a killer who claims the project is heresy and will do anything to stop it. In a deadly race through ancient Italy, he is desperately trying to save the only woman he has loved since the death of his wife.

What insight and power lies within the fragmented pieces of the Last Scroll?

This book is a romantic thriller written to help people gain insight into the seven realms of their lives and how it impacts health, wellness, and relationships. It is set in an ancient Roman Spa in Italy and features romances, angels, demons, warriors, and zombies competing to tip the balance from the seven plagues causing misery to millions to achieving the seven blessings of life and save the world.

What readers say about “The Last Scroll”  (
“Add to your summertime stack of beach reads. The Last Scroll by James Fricton is a unique reading experience. Not only is it an exciting romantic thriller, it is also an evidence-based self-help book that challenges readers to evaluate the components of a good life.” Angela Johnson of Edina Magazine
“A book for the ages. Wisdom for a lifetime. A must read. It will change your life.” Dr. Joseph Barber, Author, Clinical Psychologist, University of Washington, Seattle
“This book was so much more than I ever thought it would be. I have read it 4 times from cover to cover, and each time get something new out of it!” Lorrie Oberlander, Rockford, Minnesota
“This book had me totally enthralled from the first pages. Beautifully written, I could see the story unfold in my mind. The beauty of the country, people, and culture of Italy combined with romance and suspense of this thrilling book was inspiring to read.” David Wagner, Best selling author of "LIfe as a Daymaker"
"Beginning with murder, this book will surprise and excite you as it touches the boundaries of suspense, spirituality, love, science, and reality. It's an eye-opening opportunity to view and ponder the depth and breadth of our lives and the world we live in. Grab this book, it's well worth the ride!" Dr. Jeffrey Crandall, Vermont
“Look out Da Vinci Code. This book grabs you from the first chapter and holds you to the last page. The message of the book will force the readers to take a hard look at their own life and refocus on what life is really all about. Our world would be a better place if, in fact, we could live by the Last Scroll. Great read!” Dr. Corey Jensen on Amazon Reviews
"Escape into a world where angels and demons collide with scientific reality that is deftly layered with romance, humor, insight, history, and adrenaline.” Connie Brothers, University of Iowa
“This book has it all, romance a suspenseful fast paced thriller with zombies and warriors, complete with a good message on how to live a healthy, happy and energetic life. I could hardly put it down. It is one of those rare books that you can't stop reading, but you don't want it to end.” Susie Rove on Amazon Reviews
“Remarkable book giving power to the powerless of the world.” Steven Mullenix, Chicago
“A rare breed of a book that blends fiction and non-fiction with seamless transition. A masterpiece.” Thomas Doyle, Teacher and Author, Boulder, Colorado
“This book had it all, romance a suspenseful fast paced thriller and a good message on how to live a healthy, happy and energetic life. I could hardly put it down. A rare book that you can't stop reading, but you don't want it to end. I highly recommend it.” Susie Rove on Amazon Reviews
“A great book with intelligence, science, spirituality, and a sensitivity that is rarely found together in one author. I loved this book.” LeeAnna Kalscheur, Edina, Minnesota
“Intelligent and Powerful—Didn’t want to put it down! I love the energy of it.” Lana Wickberg, Edina Minnesota
“One of those rare books that you sacrifice sleep for, just to get through one more chapter. I couldn’t put it down.” Kathryn Tagg, St. Paul
“Fascinating story that kept me filled with anticipation. I couldn't put it down as it keeps the pace moving quickly. The details are thought provoking and intriguing. I absolutely recommend to one and will not be disappointed!”  Kitty Couto on Amazon Review.
“I really enjoyed this book…It not only has a good message but a good story line as well. It has a James bond vibe to it. I highly recommend it!”  Jessica Herbold on Amazon Reviews
“Once I started reading this book, I had a hard time putting it down. It was very entertaining and at the same time thought provoking. There are lessons throughout this book that all can benefit from. I'd highly recommend it! Lauren Elizabeth Beckstrom on Amazon Reviews